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    Version: 0.92 | Updated: 11/01/05 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

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                                         CONTRA
                                 THE SHATTERED SOLDIER
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    ©1987 - 2002 KONAMI & Konami Computer Entertainment Tookyoo
    
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    Copyright 2003-2004
    bWoNg
    overzeniths@gmail.com
    v0.92 - COMPLETE VERSION!
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    I.                                  Prelude
    
    I love this game :)(:
    
    This FAQ is brought to you based on ORIGINALITY, means readers can
    rests assure that this whole document is 100% ORIGINAL.
    This FAQ is hand crafted by the author (myself).
    I have been playing contra for some times and I took some notes.
    That is the way it is.
    Everything you will find here is 100% no copying from other resources.
    
    All right you guys, when I was stuck with the amoeba sub boss on stage 6,
    that was the ONLY TIME I look for help and read one Contra walkthrough.
    However, that was reading, not copying. :)~~~>
    I should credit the author when I remember which one :)~.
    
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    II.                                 Preface
    Am I alone, neo?
    ..............................................................................
    
    Many of my friends posted their disagreement to me when I said Contra
    the Shattered Soldier is a great game. Some were just saying things to
    entertain me. Even when I went to some game shops, most of the customers
    do not know anything about the existence of this huge game.
    When I began to introduce Contra, they all seem attracted. And when I asked
    them to try it, some of them then bought a copy of this game.
    
    I hope this FAQ will be useful to all of you and will be a good example of
    expressing HOW SEXY AND BEAUTIFUL CONTRA THE SHATTERED SOLDIER is.
    
    This FAQ is made to help you all on getting the 'S Rank' on every single stage
    I will try to explain and describe as complete and as clear as possible.
    But it will be difficult for me to translate the entire
    fast moving deep action trailer into (human) words.
    It is not as if you can just capture all the right emotions and all
    the moving pictures as if you are using a video camera.
    
    I usually refer HOW TO SHOOT as HOW TO LOCK WEAPON AND SHOOT.
    Please get used to the lock weapon system as it is absolutely very very useful
    The way you use the controller will actually affect how you play!
    and how deep this game is going to be!!
    
    What I like the most of this beauty besides its breathtaking challenge is
    that you can explore more by using different unique weapons, and try to beat
    the bad guys most efficiently. That means you need to dig out new
    strategies for the same enemies/bosses and that will definitely increase the
    depth of gameplay and difficulty level.
    Not to mention the most exciting-fun co-op gameplay!~00~!
    
    After you read this FAQ, try it by yourself, and if you still cannot feel
    the burning inside, I suggest you to get your reliable Boom stick
    and place it on your blurrily eyes.
    
    This is not just A game, this is A one fine art.
    ENJOY!
    
    End of transmission.
    
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    No, you are not alone, nemo
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    III.                               Precaution
    WARNING! Trespasser is to shot down immediately unless you are here to join...
    the contra secret training program............................................
    This secret document is protected by contra agents around the world...........
    Any civilian come across with the process are strongly prohibited by any means
    not to deliver words on any circumstances.....................................
    I will not repeat this........................................................
    Do not play fools by disobeying my direct orders. Indiscipline such as copying
    ,ripping this document, and enjoying all benefits from illegal operations will
    be sentenced to a penalty without any possibility of escaping.................
    
    Authorized Contra Agents:
    www.gamefaqs.com,
    www.ign.com,
    www.neoseeker.com,
    www.cheathappens.com,
    www.cheats.de,
    www.gamewinners.com,
    www.cheatcc.com,
    www.computerunderground.com,
    www.supercheats.com
    and some others I have not write it down 
    (my email address is not valid anymore >_<)
    
    Please let me know if something should be made a report.
    
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    IV.                               Prescription
    V0.1        May 30, 2003        23:39pm
    I am so glad I finally managed to deliver this first release.
    All the hardcore times have taken me quite a long time to deliver this FAQ.
    I will leave my frequency 'always ready' to be at your service should
    important things come up.
    
    V0.15       June 05, 2003       00:04am
    Fix it to 78cpl. Minor corrections/typos. Grammars, etc.
    
    V0.2        July 16, 2003       00.09am
    Finished ATL: Twilight Of The Spirit.
    Go through Contra: TSS again to fix some mistakes and typos.
    Add 'Update Sign' to let readers notified which specific parts have been
    updated besides other corrections.
    
    V0.25       July 17, 2003       00.16am
    Rechecking things. More corrections.
    Add new things on 'Things to read before start playing', including
    a 'Non Stop Action' part.
    New Alternatives on how to defeat the S.Snake and some more.
    Add 'Difficulty Setting' at the end of each mission.
    Final Boss alternatives are now placed before the extra event.
    
    V0.27       October 19, 2003       22.53
    I am back! (after 2 months (:)~
    I have made a mistake when I use the word "lie down" or "duck", what I really
    meant is "CROUCH". I have rechecked things with those words, fixed the words
    to "CROUCH" where it is properly should be! Wheew, I feel relief now.
    I bet some/most of you were confused when applying the strategy.
    Please accept my apology. But if you are still confused, I will be very
    glad if you let me know and I will fix it for you. Besides that,
    grammar correction, and other corrections.
    Correction on 'Non Stop Action' part. Now, it is only one part which I include
    the sign at the moment. I will try to dig out some more.
    I will also try to make this FAQ more comfortable for you to read.
    For example: (*)Sharing some ideas, (**)More elaborate strategy (snowy worm),
    (**)Strategy correction, (***)This is a great strategy especially in 2p mode!
    (just adding the words, most of them are the same strategy as version 0.25)
    All these signs will be removed on the next solid version, let's say
    version 0.30, replaced by new strategy. And all the signs on
    version 0.30 will be removed when version 0.35 or 0.40 when it is released.
    Exception is for the 'Non Stop Action' signs because it is only a sign to
    mark a specific part of the game. The strategy inside the 'Non Stop Action'
    itself can or may be updated on the next version.
    
    V0.30       December 18, 2003       11.03
    Ah, the spelling checker is a very useful tool!!! This is all about.
    I decided to remove all the ‘strategy correction’ signs and it will be
    replaced by a new one once available on the next version.
    As for the alternative sign (^^) I will leave it there for this moment
    I had rechecked all the strategies and all of them are working perfectly.
    (Please count in some random factors to the gameplay)
    Despite its version 0.30, this is actually a complete version.
    I have my goal to release future versions on a HTML base and hopefully
    IGN.com will accept it.
    All inputs are most welcome for both text and html version.
    If there is something critical or very important then I will also update the
    text version on gamefaqs.com.
    The reason is that I can put clear pictures on an html version in order to
    demonstrate the strategy applied piece by piece.
    I do not know when this html version will be ready, so wish me luck :)~.
    The html version should start from version 0.40. As for now, I need to collect
    all the necessary tools/software. Anybody wants to help me out? I have never
    done this before :)~ Thanks in advance.
    
    V0.31       February 13, 2004       20.57
    Added one more URL for www.supercheats.com, thanks to Dennis.
    Compelling the Authorized Contra Agents under the Precaution.
    And a Happy Valentine Day, February 14, 2004 :)(:
    
    V0.91       March 10, 2004          09.03
    I feel like this walkthrough is UNDERRATED for its VERSION.
    I think people always see the higher version as the better/complete one.
    I use v0.31 something because in the future I want to try to make one
    HTML walkthrough for contra The Shattered Soldier.
    It seems that the V0.31 has lead to misperceptions as people who see it will
    assume that this FAq/Walkthrought is not done/not complete/not anything else.
    In order to rectify the misperceptions, I would like to change this version
    (V0.31) into V0.91 since this is a COMPLETE walkthrough.
    I have to admit that this is all my mistakes and I should have known this
    better and earlier.
    For that reason, my future HTML Contra walkthrough should begin from V1.0.
    
    And I need your HELP to make my dream (HTML) come true :)
    
    FYI, this walkthrough is specially made for the deepest gameplay you can
    ENJOY with Contra The Shattered Soldier.
    This walkthrough will give you details on how to use your weapon,
    how to beat every enemy in this game, and most importantly, how to handle,
    LOCK your weapon and choose your weapon wisely.
    
    In addition to, I put my effort on defeating all the (enemies) bosses
    in the FASTEST AND MOST EFFICIENT MANNER (Read: Enjoyable Manner).
    
    V0.92       October 30, 2005       07.05
    My new email address is:overzeniths@gmail.com
    I appologize to you all for not being able to reply to your email since
    the previous email address is not a valid anymore, duh >_<.
    
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    V.                                  Premise
    I hope that I can do more FAQs when it comes to great games.
    The world is a growing game, every day.
    
    (-)So, playing games will help growing the world, right?
    (+)Go to school, nemo.
    
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    VI.                                 Preview
                                         ^O~O^
    
                                           I. Prelude
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                          suoicerP.X*             *II.Preface
    
                      tpecerP.XI*                     * III.Precaution
    
                    liaverP.IIIV*                     * IV. Prescription
    
                     hguorhtklaW.IIV*             * V. Premise
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                                  viewerP.IV
    
    I.     Prelude
    II.    Preface
    III.   Precaution
    IV.    Prescription
    V.     Premise
    VI.    Preview
    VII.   Walkthrough
           Legend
           Update Sign
           Things to read before start playing
           1. FORTRESS
              a. Missile Launcher
              b. Crystal Beam
              c. Snowy
              +. Ugly Twins
           2. TRAIN	
              a. Skydive
              b. M. Train
              +. Super Robo Battle
           3. CITY
              a. G. Cop.
              b. Bio Crawl
              c. S. Snake
              +. Advance Battle Train		
           4. SEABED
              a. Super Duper Robo Ski
              b. Virus
              +. Slammer
           5. ARCHIPELAGO
              a. Snail Humpvee
              b. Lance Mutant
              c. Heart Attack
              d. Dig dug Worm
              e. Twin Tunnel
              f. Climber Crusher
              +. M. Alien
           6. ABYSS
              a. Robo Copter
              b. Silver Surfer
              c. Froggy
              d. Jellyfly
              e. Amoeba
              +. The Core
           7. FINAL BOSS
              +. Final Boss Battle!
    VIII.  Prevail
           I. Secrets
           II. Glitch
    IX.    Precept
    X.     Precious
    
    
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    !VII.                             WALKTHROUGH                                !
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    Uploading Normal Mode...
    Single Player Mode...
    
    Legend
    [[]]	= Lock Movement
    [[R]]FC	= Lock Movement and shoot to the Right use Flame Charge
    []	= Lock Weapon
    [L] 	= Lock Weapon to the Left
    [R]	= Lock Weapon to the Right
    [U]	= Lock Weapon to the Up
    [D]	= Lock Weapon to the Down
    [UL]	= Lock Weapon to the Upper Left
    [UR]	= Lock Weapon to the Upper Right
    RF	= Rapid Fire
    S	= Spread (Rapid Fire charge)	
    GS	= Ground Strike
    HM	= Homing Missiles (Ground Strike charge)
    F	= Flame
    FC	= Flame Charge
    [L]FC	= Lock Weapon to the Left use Flame Charge
    [UR]RF	= Lock Weapon to the Upper Right use Rapid Fire
    [DR]FC 3x           = Lock Weapon to the Down Right use Flame Charge 3 times
    [UL]F a few seconds = Lock Weapon to the Upper Left use Flame a few seconds
    [U/UR]FC/RF = Lock Weapon to the Up or Upper Right use Fire Charge or Rapid F
    
     This is a non-stop thriller.
     In order to view and enjoy the most of this fine preview of fast moving art
     you must let of your fear and tie-up yourself to a steel chair.
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    !Update Sign:                                                                !
    !(*)  (one star) means new detailed/elaborate or a new way on how to defeat  !
    !     normal enemies or some minor corrections.                              !
    !(**) (two stars) means a new style or changes on sequences on how to defeat !
    !     the sub bosses or the big bosses or some good corrections.             !
    !(***)(three stars) means it gives a great impact on how you should defeat   !
    !     the enemies/bosses.                                                    !
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    !Things to read before start playing:                                        !
    !>Contra: TSS is most enjoyable when you play it the fast and furious.       !
    ! This is a non-stop action game. Means, destroy the enemies while keep      !
    ! running forward and do not stop running forward! In some parts of the game,!
    ! you will be able to seek, destroy and hunt for the next targets/enemies    !
    ! when you are running forward without even bothering to stop your engine.   !
    ! I will try to pin point that specific parts for your playing convenience :)!
    ! You can always create your own styles of Non Stop Action.    2players mode?!
    ! Look for (@@) sign within this walkthrough.                                !
    ! Look for (~~) sign to end that specific part.                              !
    !>Contra: TSS is made of fun and full of excitements. Must try 2players mode.!
    ! Look for (^^) sign -Alternative-, possible to practice it on 2players mode.!
    !>Mastering your movement and controller is the most important thing to keep !
    ! yourself fit and alive.                                                    !
    !>Contra:TSS is a game full of surprises.You will always find a better way to!
    ! master your skills and dig for a deeper ground on each mission.            !
    !>That means, after you read this FAQ and play it,forget about everything and!
    ! start a new episode of Contra: TSS by yourself.                            !
    !>The Difficulty Setting at the end of each mission is decided based on      !
    ! the single player mode for beginner players!                               !
    !>Contra: TSS is always being the best! Ahemm.                               !
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    !Mission 1                          FORTRESS                                 !
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    Move forward and [UR]RF to shoot one grenade launcher above, do not stop.(1%)
    [R]F and blast the truck (5%).
    Get close to the motorbike, lie down and FC 4x, then quickly F one second or
    FC 1x (one more time). (9%).
    
    
    (^^)
       Prepare FC.Keep moving forward and when you are very close to the motorbike,
       release FC 1x and at the same time jump across the motorbike.
       When you are behind it, [L]FC 4x to destroy it.
    
    Move fast forward and always use [R]F to blast away all the enemies.
    Destroy one barrel plus the soldier. Remember, your F will eliminate certain
    bullets from the enemies.  (11%). Destroy the next barrel.
    Jump and toast the grenade launcher above. (14%).
    
    (^^)
       Keep moving forward and always use [R]FC to destroy the enemies plus the
       barrel. Do not stop, jump over one or two samurai blocking your way.
       Since you are using FC and trying to beat the time, you might want to aim
       for barrels that can explode. After blasting off the second barrel plus
       the soldier, aim [UR]FC 1x to one launcher up ahead.
       This is for sure a faster way to achieve your goals. You can release FC
       even before the enemy shows up, and when you keep moving forward,
       the screen will move to your advantage.
    
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    SUB BOSS 1
    MISSILE LAUNCHER
    Weapon used: FC 11x
    
    1. Stand at the centre of the screen.[UR]FC 1x when it begins to fall down to
       the ground.
    2. [R]FC 8x. You can place yourself as far as the concrete on the background.
       Do not afraid of the missiles, it will not touch you and when it moves
       toward you, you will be completely safe standing where you are.
    3. [U]FC 1x when it jumps over you to the left.
    4. [L]FC 1x before it has a chance to deploy its targeting missile. (you may
       need to add quickly [L]F one time to get a perfect result) (22%)
    
    (^^)Alternative, try to co-op in 2players mode!
    (***)This is a great strategy especially in 2players mode!
    1. Stand at the right corner,facing left,[UL]FC1x when it begins to fall down.
       Yes, you will not get hit the way you stand :).
    2. [L]FC 7x. When it begins to move toward you at the right corner, jump over
       it to the left, [R]FC 1x.
    3. When It jumps over you to the left corner. Quickly [U]FC 1x.
    4. Once it lands on the left corner, [L]FC 1x. Kaboom. It does not have a
       chance to launch its targeted missile :).
    Imagine this in a two-player co-op!!!
    
    Note: Try not to waste time while charging and releasing FC.
    
    Wait a moment until the screen moves,[UR]FC 1x each to the two hanging barrels
    on the ceiling (It is quicker to use [UR]RF). Those barrels will drop and
    crush the soldiers below. Move forward and use GS to destroy enemies in front.
    You do not need to stop. When climbing the wall,
    charge button to release HM, but do not release it until you can see only the
    head of the first soldier on the left. After releasing, do not stop climbing.
    and If you are lucky those three soldiers will be eliminated with only 1 shot!
    Maybe you should use HM 2x just to make things easier. (30%).
    
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    Do not waste your time looking for a safe place. Move your a.. on the double.
    SUB BOSS 2
    CRYSTAL BEAM
    Weapon used: RF (easier to use), or FC 36x
    (***)Feel the heat!
    1. Warming Up, Destroy 2 crystals.
       Place yourself so you can aim [UR]FC to the center of the crystal.
       Once the crystals show up, [UR]FC 3x to destroy 2 crystals.
       Quickly change weapon into [U]RF aim for left Missile Pod.
       (Or just use [U]FC 4x to destroy the left Missile Pod. If this the case,
       let's get on to no.3)
    2. Destroy left Missile Pod.
       Stand right under it, [U]RF a few seconds.
       (FC 4x each).
    3. Destroy right Missile Pod.
       Move a bit to the right,[UR]RF a few seconds.
       You may need to adjust your position.
       (FC 4x each)
    4. Destroy left Spread Shooter.
       [U]RF a few seconds.
       It is better you face to the left side and when locking down your weapon,
       move a little bit to the right from the center of the shooter.
       You can wipe out the spread bullets using F.
       (FC 3x each)
    5. Destroy right Spread Shooter.
       Move a bit to the right, [UR]RF a few seconds.
       You may need to adjust position.
       (FC 3x each)
    6. Destroy left Hellfire.
       Get under it, [U]RF a few seconds.
       When it releases a bomb “on the background”, do not panic, wait until
       it touches the ground.
       You are guaranteed to have enough time to jump up while keep shooting up.
       (FC 3x each)
    7. Destroy some of the Blue Crystal at the center.
       Do not release [U]RF while moving/jump to the center.
       Shoot the crystals and you can destroy 4 crystals out of 5 (left only 1).
       The right Hellfire will release its bomb. Just jump up to avoid it while
       keep shooting up to the crystals. Do this twice.
       Meanwhile, the left Flame Booster is ready to boost up your misery.
    8. Destroy right Hellfire.
       The left Flame Booster has been activated.
       So head to right, stay under the  right Hellfire, [U]RF a few seconds.
       Avoid the bomb by jumping up as on pattern no. 5.
       (FC 3x each)
    9. Destroy left Flame Booster.
       Move a little bit to the left and stop in between the core and
       the right Hellfire. [UL]RF, crouch/standing position and keep firing for
       a few seconds. (Otherwise, use [UL]FC 3x to destroy it)
       (FC 3x each)
    10. Destroy right Flame Booster.
        Go to the left side.
        You must be aware of the laser beam from the Blue Crystal.
        It will not hurt you when you jump through the laser beam. Just do not touch
        the grounded beam. Use the same method as pattern no.8. [UR]RF, crouch.
        Only this time is a lot easier without the left Hellfire shooting
        above your head.
        (FC 3x each)
    11.Shoot the last (one) remaining crystal. Kaboom. (53%)
    
    (^^)Try the above strategy in 2players co-op.
    
    If you want to use FC 36x, stand at the center, FC 9x to the crystal (left only
    one crystal). Destroy all of weapon parts as described above.
    Finally, FC 1x to destroy the last remaining crystal.
    
    Note: When you are at the left or right corner, the laser beam cannot reach
          or hurt you.
          You need FC 10x to destroy all of the (7)crystals.
    (^^)
          If you let the left and right Flame Booster activated, you can still keep
          in charge of the situation by adjusting your movement/jump to the left or
          right in-between the two flame burner.
    
    Keep moving fast to the right. Shoot the grenade launcher and
    the Shield Soldier. (55%)
    
    It is time for snowboarding. You may use [UR]RF a few seconds or FC 2x (1.5x)
    to each of them. (60%)
    
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    SUB BOSS 3
    SNOWY
    Weapon used: FC 7x
    
    1. Move close to the right screen.
       Prepare[R]FC. When the worm is about to fly to you -the 3rd time he is
       going to surface -, and while still locking down your weapon, avoid to
       the center. [R]FC 1x. I suggest shooting its upper body first.
       FC can destroy a few parts in a single shot.
       It will then jump out from the left side of the screen so you need
       to prepare [L]FC. Now, you should aim for the lower body.
       [L]FC 1x. Aim for the tail is a must.
    2. Move close to the left screen.
       It will be repeating pattern no 1. Except, this time it will show up on
       the left side. It means you will get another chance to eliminate those
       remaining body parts. (You can choose to use F, but you must be closer
       and things can get slower). Anyway, lock down [L]FC,
       move a bit to the center, shoot [L]FC 1x. Another jump on the right corner,
       use [R]FC 1x to eliminate the very last remaining body parts.
    3. Move to the center.
       [L]FC 1x to the head when the worm flies over to the left corner.
       Count 1,2,3 and release [R]FC 1x. It will hit the head.
       Quickly release [L]FC 1x to the head. It is finished.
       (if not over yet, recount 1,2,3 and repeat [R]FC 1x, [l}FC 1x)
       "The snow is a better place for you to sleep". (76%)
    
    Note: The first part –below the head- cannot be destroyed.
          All you need is a good accuracy and good timing.
    
    So much for snow boarding. Now it is time for arm stretching.
    [R]F or [UR]F all the way to the right. When they catch you above the bar,
    quickly burnt them. If below bar, wait until you are at the safety level
    above the bar then toast them into ashes.
    
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    STAGE 1 BOSS
    UGLY TWINS
    Weapon used: GS, FC, F
    
    1. a. While the helicopter is landing, take position. Hold onto the highest bar.
          [UR]GS. Adjust your GS to be able to pass through the shining edge
          of the Copter’s weapon. Keep shooting until the boss is coming down from
          above. [UR]GS 23x to destroy the upper part. (79%)
    (^^)
    or b. Stand on the second steel platform, [UR]GS to destroy the upper part.
          Some will also hit the head. This way, you need to avoid the head when it
          strikes by walking backward and then move forward again to finish the job.
          (79%)
    2. Quickly go down to the ground by pressing down pad and the jump button.
       Crouch, [R]GS approx 16x. Lower part has been destroyed. (82%).
    3. a. Do not move. [UR]FC, crouch, approx 14x to the turtlehead. The electric
          ball will not be able to touch you at your current position. (If you
          want to move, then you must be in your best position before the electric
          ball is charged out because it will aim for a certain course depending on
          your last position) The head is gone. (90%)
    (^^)
    or b. If you are doing 1.b well enough,then you just need to [UR]FC 7-8x,crouch.
          The head is destroyed (90%)
    
    (^^)
    Note: If you destroy the head first, you will still have a few seconds to hit
          the upper part before the big brother shows up.
    
    4. Ugly's Brother is coming to get you.
       There are 3 (three) different types of attack will be performed by the Big
       Brother;
       *He will throw up things before you.
        Solution: In front of the mouth, [UR]FC, crouch, shoot 10x to 11x.
        Or [UR]F, couch, shoot until it stops throwing up.
       *Bugs and electric charged ball attack. The mouth will open up several
        times.Stand in front of him, [R]F a few seconds or [R]FC a few times.
        Your Flame should reach his mouth to result damage. When the electric ball
        is approaching, just slowly walk backward while keep [R]F.
       *Sometimes, when you are attacked by bugs and charged ball, his mouth will
        not open at all.
        Solution: You will have to wait for another turn to shoot his mouth. You
        can also avoid the charged ball by retreating slowly to the left or be on
        the left most corner. When you are done, it is Well done. (100%)
    
    CLEAR LEVEL: 100%
    CLEAR RANK : S/SS
    Average Time: 5minutes and 15seconds
    Best Time: 4minutes and 55seconds.
    Difficulty Setting: **1/2 Average
    
    !============================================================================!
    !Mission 2                           TRAIN                                   !
    !============================================================================!
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    SUB BOSS 1
    SKYDIVE
    Weapon used: FC
    
    1. Riding your new super bike, the sub will gives you a nice warm laser beam
       welcome. To avoid those curve beams without jumping, be on the right most
       screen, press left pad slightly twice (two clicks). This will let you
       absolutely free from the attack. As for the horizontal swap beam, you
       should jump straight up twice (rarely, one of the attacks is so weak
       that you should not jump at all to avoid it).
    2. This is getting hot. The sub is going after you. From the right corner,
       [L]FC 3x (2.5x actually) to destroy the cannon, but you will need to jump
       straight up or to the left to avoid the last shot. (3%)
    3. One racketeer is approaching from the left, [L]FC 1x. (4%)
    4. It is preparing to drops barrels. [U]FC 4x. (9%)
    5. Laser pods attack; be at the right side, [UL]FC 1x to the first Laser Pod,
       quickly [L]FC 1x to destroy the approaching rocketeer.
       Go back to left and destroy the first or second Laser Pod; [U]FC 1x/2x.
       You should stand close to the laser beam and shoot the pods above.
       While still locking down try to destroy the other Laser Pods on the right.
       Now you are free to shoot the remaining pods with [UR]FC a couple of times.
       (20%)
    6. Two rocketeers from the left. [L]FC 2x. (22%)
    7. The cannon attached on the skydive is activated. Go to the right corner.
       [U]FC 1x, then the cannon will shoot once. You should jump to left.
       Go to the right corner again, [U]FC 1x. It shoots again. If you stay at
       the right corner, you will not get hit. [U]FC 1x again.
       The cannon have been destroyed. Skydive is now a Sea junk. (27%)
    
    A group of rocketeers are coming. Go to the right side, As soon as the first
    group shows up, [UR]F (you may use [UR]FC 1x then change into F) to eliminate
    them. For the second group, use [UR]F again. When they are going to throw down
    hand grenades, use [U]F in front of their gun.
    
    (^^)
    If your timing is right, finish them by using [UR]FC 2x(1.5x) to each of them.
    Note: -This part is sometimes turn to be a pain in the ... when there is not
          enough time to finish them all and the grenade will be in your face
          very quickly since you are riding a super bike.
          Do not worry because you can retry the stage by choosing the menu when
          you push start button during the play or by finishing the stage and then
          reenter the stage. Why? Because this walkthrough is supposed to get you
          all the S rank on every single stage. That's why, I am telling you.
          Two players co-op is a heaven on Earth.
    
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    SUB BOSS 2
    M. TRAIN
    Weapon used: FC, F and or RF
    
    Part 1: Inside the tunnel
    1. Self Targeting Missiles
       Go to the left corner, [[]]F to all directions from where the missiles
       come. After 5 rounds, you can shoot the cannon. [[UL]]F. (38%)
    2. Motor gang
       Always positioned yourself at the center
       -First bike from left, [[L]]FC 1x, jump up, [[R]]FC 1x.
       -Second bike from left, [[L]]FC 1x, [[R]]F a few seconds and to eliminate
        the bullet from the enemy.
       -Third bike from right, [[R]]FC 1x, jump up, [[L]]FC 1x.
       -Fourth bike from right, [[R]]FC 1x, [[L]]F a few seconds and to eliminate
        the bullet from the enemy.
       -Fifth bike from left, [[L]]FC 1x, jump up, [[R]]FC 1x. (48%)
       Note: If your F can not reach them from the center then you must move a bit
             closer to the enemy.
    3. Tri Harrier
       You can not shoot the main ship now. Concentrate on both arms. [U]FC 3x to
       destroy each of them. Shoot the right one first since it is slow and
       less agile.
       You may need to jump around to avoid the left arm’s grenade attack. All
       depends on your shooting accuracy. The main ship will spread its red laser
       followed by the ground fire wall. You can easily avoid it by moving or
       jumping to the left and right.
       Sometimes, the main ship will perform one shower attack.
       Evade to the left and right. Then he will come to get you straight from
       the background. Evade to left or right. Once it shows up again, He will
       charge its deadly swap laser beam. You have only ONE BRIEF CHANCE to
       shoot at its cockpit. If the cockpit destroyed, you win. If not,...
       Prepare FC, stand under its cockpit, [U]FC 1x. That is all you got to do.
    
    (^^)
    Note: When the Tri Harrier opens its red laser beam, place yourself at the
          left or right corner. Be a good boy. And it will not harm you!
    
    (^^)Alternatively you can use this idea in 2p mode
    3. Use [U]HM continuously to destroy two arms.
       The cockpit still need [U]FC 1x for easy operation or you can use [U]RF.
    
    Note: -If you fail to destroy each part of it within the reserved time,
          they all will disappear to nowhere and you will loose your chance to
          get more level percentage.
          -When the main ship attacks with its shower, usually it is safe to
          stay at the left corner.
    
    Part 2: Day Light
    1. It seems your vehicle is unnecessary to go further. After a nice landing on
       the train, prepare [UR]GS. Move close to cannon no.1 and keep shooting.
       Jump right to encounter with cannon no.2, [UR]GS (or jump in front of it,
       lie down and shoot your weapon). Use {GS} or Homing Missile to destroy
       one launcher below. Forward and shoot [R]GS to destroy another launcher.
       [UR]GS to destroy cannon no.3 and at the same time destroy another launcher
       on the right. If you stand still (under the cannon no.3),
       you will not get hit by the grenades from the launcher above.
       Jump and GS he or [U] HM 1 x or [UR] GS and walk back a little bit letting
       your GS to reach the launcher. Jump right and keep moving.
       [UR]GS to destroy cannon no.4 (or jump in front of it, lie down and shoot
       your weapon). Go down, lie down, [R]FC 1x to destroy cannon no.5.  (75%)
    
    (^^)
    Note: -When destroying cannon No.3, do not rush going to the right corner
           because the corner will block your GS to reach a further distance.
           As a solution, move backward a bit to get more space so that your GS
           will regain its full range.
          -You can use FC 1x to destroy the cannon.
          -When destroying cannon no. 2 and 4, you do not have to be close to them
           Just use [R]FC 1x while standing on the left edge. That way, your FC
           will hit the lower part of the cannon.
    
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    STAGE 2 BOSS
    SUPER BATTLE ROBO
    Weapon used: FC
    
    (^^)
    1. Training Day.
       First the left shoulder, [L]FC 4x to destroy it (sometimes, when you hit
       the left shoulder less accuracy, you will need up to [L]FC 6x).
       The right shoulder also needs FC 4x to be destroyed.
       When it rams to the train you have to jump and land on the train.
       You will need to jump straight up twice to avoid its arm missile attack.
       (81%)
    2. Agony.
       Charge your FC. As soon as it fires up the laser beam, move to left a
       little bit to give enough time for charging up and to avoid those laser
       beam. [[DR]]FC 1x to destroy the robo part. (85%)
    
    (^^)
    2. Go to right edge while [DR]GS, you will not fall down. Continue [DR]GS.
       (85%)
    
    3.a. Wings of Freedom (FC 6x)
         Walk to the right and down a little bit so the drill cutter will not be
         able to reach you (the second stair step going down).
         Quickly [L]FC. Jump and shoot FC 1x to its folded wings. Now wait until
         the drill gets near to you to get a pattern. jump straight up,
         release FC to the folded wings. Repeat the process and you will need to
         [L]FC 5x.  KABOOM! (  %) If not finish yet, continue to 3.b.
    
    (^^)
    3.a. Wings of freedom, brave heart. (FC 6x)
         Do not afraid of those drill cutter. You just need to jump over it while
         keep firing at the folded wings. There are 6 cutter you need to jump over
         Robo will do a certain preparation before he releases the cutter.
         [R]FC 1x to his wings.
         Once it touches the train, jump initiatively to the left, [R]FC 1x,
         jump back to right, charge FC, the second cutter, jump left,
         jump back to right, [R]FC 1x, charge, third one, jump left then jump back,
         [R]FC 1x, charge, fourth one, jump left and jump back, [R]FC 1x,fifth one,
         jump left and jump back, stop, wait for the sixth one then jump up to
         avoid the last cutter while releasing your final blast -[R]FC 1x.
    
    (^^)
    3.b. Strike.
         If not finish yet, he will doing the superman maneuver from the left
         to right vise versa. Lie down. Nothing to do. But it is possible to
         jump over the strike 3 times. Still not finish? Continue to 3.c.
    3.c. Last Dance
         He will be on the right side, floating, and showing his back to you.
         [UR]FC a couple of times and that should do it. If not destroyed yet,
         it will move to left side.
    3.d. If still not finish yet, he’ll be at the right side repeating pattern no 3
    4. Finish it!
       Catch the legs. Burn it! [U]FC 2x or F a few seconds. (100%)
    
    
    CLEAR LEVEL: 100%
    CLEAR RANK :  S/SS
    Average Time: minutes and seconds
    Best Time: minutes and seconds.
    Difficulty Setting: *** Above Average
    
    !============================================================================!
    !Mission 3                           CITY                                    !
    !============================================================================!
    
    Always prepare FC. Move forward, crouch to shoot the poor soldier. (1%)
    Shoot enemies/samurai keep coming from the front. When you reach the
    two tall concrete pillars on the background,place yourself at around the center,
    [UR]FC 1x to destroy the approaching rocketeer soldier. (2%)
    If you miss, prepare [U]FC 1x since he will be around the center area and
    give you enough time to shoot.
    
    Ahead is a pile of sacks and a soldier behind it.
    Crouch/lie down FC 1x to shoot at the sacks and the soldier at the same time.
    The soldier will be gone and the sacks need FC 1x more to be destroyed. (6%)
    
    Do not lose concentration on the ground enemies.As you always prepare your FC,
    move forward. When you see a truck and a soldier on top, keep moving.
    The soldier will shoot once but it will never hit you if keep moving forward.
    One rocketeer will also show up from the upper right corner.
    Now, Sometimes/often the two of them are close enough to be blasted of
    together by using [UR]FC 1x, then the truck is yours. (13%)
    (If they are not close enough, you can choose to blast of the truck
    <11% including the soldier -7%->, that will also destroy the soldier on top.
    You will need to [U]FC 1x to eliminate the rocketeer. This is easier to do.)
    
    In front of you is another pile of sacks and one launcher behind it.
    Crouch/lie down FC 1x. The soldier will be gone (14%)and the sacks need
    FC 1x more to be destroyed. (17%)
    
    (^^)
    you can jump to the pile of sacks and you are guaranteed not
    going to be hit by those grenades. Now you can do whatever you want to the
    sacks ([[D]]F) and the launcher([[DR]]F).
    
    
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    SUB BOSS 1
    G. COP.
    Weapon Used: RF (for easy operation), FC 9x
    
    (^^)
    1. Go to the right side. Facing left. Aim [U]FC for the red core.
       [U]RF or [U]FC 1x then continue with [U]RF.
       This way you will not get hit when the samurai jump down to the ground.
       You will have enough time to shoot at it before the soldiers hit the ground
       And when the left samurai almost touch the ground, aim your weapon [[L]]RF.
    2. When the search light is on, it is going to throw heavy grenades rain.
       [U]RF the grenades. Moving a bit to left and right to eliminate those
       grenades while keep shooting at the core.
    3. It will then move to the center. Follow it. [U]RF to the core.
    4.a. It will move away to the left/right side. Same pattern as on no.1
         When it attacks with continuous grenades, [U]RF. Moving a bit to left
         and right to destroy grenades while keep shooting at the core. Kaboom!
         (23%)
    4.b. If it does not Kaboom yet.
         The pattern will keep repeating from no.3.
    
    (^^)
    1. Go to the right side. Aim [U]FC for the red core.
       Once it opens, [U]FC 2x, then [[]]F to destroy the dropped samurai.
       (When the left samurai almost touch the ground, [[L]]F)
    2.a. When the search light is on, it is going to throw heavy grenades rain.
         Distract him first. [U]FC and go the right corner. When the search light
         gets to you, walk back slowly and [U]FC 2x to the core. Facing to the
    right,
         continue walking backward to the left step by step avoiding those grenades,
         you still have a chance to hit the core 2 times by using [UR]FC 2x.
         When you reach the left corner bombarded by grenades, then it is a good
    idea
         to bail-out-jump ([UR]F while jumping) yourself to the right.
         (I guess in two player mode, when the grenades are coming out, one can use
         [U/UR]F to cover his buddy doing [U/UR]FC continuously to the core)
    or b.You may choose not to distract him first. Instead, hit the core [U]FC 2x
         from where you are standing. Then you should continue with the rest
         as explained in 2.a.
    3. It will move to the center.
       Follow it. [U]FC 1x to the core. Two samurai will be dropped.
       Anticipate with F. Always prepare your FC.
    4.a. It will move to the left/right side.
         [U]FC 2x to the core. Kaboom. (23%) Wipe out the remaining samurai.
    4.b. If it does not Kaboom yet.
         The pattern will keep repeating from no.3.
    
    Note: -When doing jump while [U]F and then land on a samurai you will not get
          hit. Instead the samurai will be destroyed. Do not try to land on it
          while they are slashing at you. It's very, very dangerous!
          -Whether you are using the RF or FC, the time consuming is almost the
          same. But it is easier to use RF since you do not have to press charge,
          aim accurately, release, and watch out for enemy's attack, charge again.
    
    Going down the huge elevator. Lie down, FC x1 to shell robo,
    [UR]FC x1 to shell robo, [DR]FC x1 to shell robo. (29%)
    
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    SUB BOSS 2
    BIO CRAWL
    Weapon Used: FC approx 44x
    
    1. Grab on the ceiling. Center screen [R]FC about 10x then go down. [UR]FC
       while dodging some bouncing bullets. Sometimes you have to crouch while
       locking down or jump to avoid those.
    2. It will move slowly to the left side, toast him- [U]F or FC him along the
       way. From here, you are given two choices;
       a. Fight with all your might.
       Stop shooting [U]F when it is starting to puke down. Take position to the
       right, [UL]FC continuously. Jump over the things coming at you on
       the conveyor while keep locking and shooting. You can jump over 3(three)
       of them at once. It should be over soon.
    
       b. Fight with your mind.
       When it stops at the left, go to the right side and jump to the upper
       right. Quickly jump again to the left (you will be hanging on the ceiling).
       Wait for half a second until the Bio Crawler get pissed off and start to
       chase after you like a speeding bullet. Quickly get down to the conveyor
       and use [U]F effectively until he goes back to the left stop. Repeat the
       process approx 17x until he gets totally fried (dam.., no chili sauce).
    
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    SUB BOSS 3
    S. SNAKE
    Weapon used: FC 23x
    
    1. Jump right and grab the steel bar. Hold your position at the center.
       [[DR]]FC continuously.
    2. When it attacks you with poison gas, keep firing 'til the gas gets near you
       Jump to the second/right steel bar [[]]F a few seconds. Then go back to the
       first/left steel bar.
    3. When it attacks with spread bubbles, [[]]F and wave your F to vaporize those
       bubbles away.
    4. Repeat the process and you will be just fine. (40%)
    
    Note: When you are using [[]]F to eliminate those bubbles, actually you do not
          have to [[]] since at that time you can not move while waving your F to
          all directions.
    
    (^^)
    1. Always be at the left side. Use [R]GS to attack its head.
       You need to adjust your position for the GS will be able to reach its head.
    2. When poison gas is coming out, run to the second steel bar, [D]GS/F.
       Then you should go back to left.
    3. When the bubbles are spread out, anticipate with [R]RF. You may need to
       jump up and keep firing to secure the area.
    4. Repeat the whole process.
    
    Continue to right. One shell robo will fell down when you get pass:
    a. Prepare FC, jump to right, and quickly turn back, fire. (42%)
    b. Or, glide on the wall below the robo and use F.
    c. Or jump to the lower right, [UL]FC 1x.
    d. Or wait on the lower right until it comes to you then blast it.
    
    Another shell robo, [R]FC 1x. (44%) Then prepare your GS.
    
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    STAGE 3 BOSS
    ADVANCE BATTLE TRAIN
    Weapon used: GS and FC
    
    1. Destroying Front Lower Part
       While facing left, [L]GS, walk back to right side to keep a safe distance.
       Crouch whenever possible because GS will launch faster that way. When comes
       to electrical shock, wait until it is nearly gets you then jump right, yes
       jump right because it moves faster than your jump, you will land safely
       leaving it behind you. Keep firing when jumping.
    2. Destroying Front Upper Fire Cannon. (FC 13x)
       Jump to the upper stage. [L]FC 7x while keep moving back. Go down, jump up,
       [L]FC4x. Go down, jump up,[L]FC 2x. Kaboom!
    3. Destroying Electric Pods
       Hang on to the ceiling. Move left approaching the pods attached to the
       upper body of the battle train. [D]FC 3x to blast the first pod. Use the
       same way to destroy the second pod. Both will have no chance of firing
       back. One missile from right then left will come after you. [DL]FC 3x the
       third pod. Two missiles from right and one from left. [DL]FC 3x the fourth
       pod. Three missiles from left, one from right, one from right, two from
       left. Take initiative to blow the pods as quickly as possible. (90%)
    
    (^^)
    4. Destroy the Core.
       4.1. Step onto the ground, prepare [R]FC.
            Jump over to the right; jump over one more time to be next to the
            core, [R]FC 2x. Lie down to avoid the laser beam. [R]FC the core 3x.
       4.2. Get close to the core. It will throw 2 wheel blades, one after
            another. The first one will not be able to hit you at your current
            position. As for the second one; put the attention to the sewer.
            If you are close to it, you might want to adjust your position
            by moving a bit left in order to avoid the second blade, [R]FC 2x,
            lie down to avoid laser, get close to the core [R]FC 3x.
       4.3.1. Those two wheels again. Well, you know the drill (avoid the blades).
              [R]FC 2x. Lie down; get up, [R]FC 2x or 3x. Sometimes you can
              not shoot the core 3x during the second round. But it is alright. If
              everything is perfect, that thing is over, right now. If not, please
              continue to 4.3.2.
       4.3.2. The core will throw one shell to the left. It should be easy to
              eliminate it. Now get back to business and aim your reliable boom
              stick [R]FC a couple of times to finish your job. (100%)
    
    Note: -Remember to always get close to the core.
          -Do not waste time when charging and releasing FC.
    
    CLEAR LEVEL: 100%
    CLEAR RANK : S/SS
    Average Time: minutes and seconds
    Best Time: minutes and seconds.
    Difficulty Setting: ***1/2 Above Average
    
    !============================================================================!
    !Mission 4                           SEABED                                  !
    !============================================================================!
    
    While on opening, prepare your HM (charge your GS). Take your position at the
    center of the screen, facing left and shoot continuously.
    There are 18 missiles to be destroyed. (18%). After, change weapon into FC.
    
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    SUB BOSS 1
    SUPER DUPER ROBO SKI
    Weapon used: FC, F, GS, (RF)
    
    1. Fight with All your Might
       a. While waiting, prepare for FC. Go lower right and sneak below the robo
          backpack. Facing left. Position yourself so that the dropping
          ammunitions (mines) from the backpack can not hit you. [[U]]FC 4x to 5x
          depends on how fast you are. When the missiles are coming to get you,
          [[U]]F the backpack and the missiles (swing your flame).
          They are coming over to say hello,
          so you should wave your flame left and right in response to.
          Most important, your position should be a direct-vertical line to the
          backpack’s opened lid.
    or b. While waiting, prepare for FC. Go upper right above the backpack.[[D]]FC
          a couple of times. When the missiles comes out to say hello to you,
          change into [[]]F. Keep aiming your F for the backpack and swing it to
          destroy all the missiles.
    (^^)
    or c. There is a much safer way to avoid those exploding mines and the homing
          missiles when you try to destroy the backpack for the first time. Place
          yourself at the top screen, shoot [R]GS so it will hit the backpack from
          your current position. Do not move! This way you will not be hit by the
          explode mines and you can also hit the homing missiles without moving!!!
    
    2.    When the backpack is closing, quickly prepare
          [R]FC and go to the left screen, get in front of the backpack  (you may
          need to dodge some of the remaining missiles) [R]FC 1x the backpack (you
          may also hit the gun). Follow the robo when it jumps up, [R]FC 2x (you
          may also hit the gun) When it goes down, [R]FC 5x. Some shoots may not
          hit the gun. The backpack  should be blown to pieces by now. (go to 3.a.)
    
    3. a. Now, on the top left corner, you still get a chance to hit the gun.
          [R]FC 2x. After that, quickly change into [R]GS. Lower your position a
          little bit so you can hit the gun on its front edge with your GS
          continuously and at the same time eliminates the missiles threats (you
          do not have to move!). The gun should be blown to pieces by now
          (or a little bit earlier).?.  (go to 4.a.)
    
    Attention: If you did not hit the gun several times previously (during the
    destruction of the backpack), you should leave your current position and
    carry on with 3.b.
    
    3.b. If it has not blown already. Please pay attention the missiles launcher
         at the lower right. When it lands on the ocean, move your butt to right
         (you may need to dodge some missiles on the way). Other way is to change
         weapon into [R]RF, go up a little bit and shoot the missiles blocking
         your way. When you have reached the right screen, turn left and facing
         the gun, [L]FC several times while dodging the fireballs. It should be
         blown to pieces by now. (you may use [L]RF and shoot the missiles coming
         out while moving up and down and while dodging the fireballs, but if
         things go smoothly you will not need to use RF).  (go to 4.b.)
    4.a. The core is going to open! Still got a chance to hit the Missile Launcher
         on the lower right. [D]FC 2x or more. When the core is opening, go above
         it, [D]F. Move your flame down and toast it crispy.  (go to 5.a.)
    4.b. The missile launcher is vulnerable right now.  [D]FC 6x, you need to
         dodge some missiles. (go to 5.b.)
    5.a. The robo will rush to smash you.  Go to upper left screen.  Go down,
         prepare [R]FC. When it jumps up, move in under the chain. Position in
         front of the missile launcher so the missiles itself can not hit you.
         [R]FC 8x it will move up, go beneath it,[U]FC 3x It will move down,go to
         right, [L]FC 2x. Escape to left and go above it. [D]FC a couple of times.
         It should be blown to pieces by now (or earlier).  (go to 6.a.)
    5.b. The robo will rush to smash you.  Go to upper left screen.  Go down,
         prepare [R]FC. When it jumps up, move in under the chain. Position in
         front of the missile launcher so the missiles itself can not hit you.
         [R]FC 8x. it will move up, go beneath it, [U]FC 3x. It will move down, go
         to right, [L]FC 2x. This time it will be blown to pieces before the core
         opens up. (Go to 6.b.) (If the robo has not been destroyed then you
         should go to 6.c.)
    6.a. The core is ready to open. [D]F the core. The robo should be blown
         away by now in approx 1minute 25seconds only!!!.
    6.b. The core will open and fire a huge laser beam. Go above it, [D]F toast it
         until the shield closed completely. (go to 7)
    6.c. [D]FC several times to the missile launcher. It should be blown away by
         now. (go to 7)
    
    7. It will try to hit you with the chain. Nothing to worry about
       Just relax at the right screen. After, quickly sneak above its head
       (upper left corner). Positioned yourself a little bit up so your head is
       above the screen (you can not see your head on the screen).
       Use [R]F to destroy the missiles passing by in front of you. (go to 8)
    8. For the moment of glory. Final toast the core and it will join the party
       in Bermuda triangle.
    
    Notes:
    1. When doing [R]FC, make sure it will hit both the backpack and the gun.
       This will save you a lot of troubles (and save a lot of time to^o).
    2. On Seabed stage you can press X button to swing around your carrier.
       This can be useful to dodge the fireballs from the gun. (inside the
       tunnel deep pressing X button will give you power to do the rotor slash).
       When you are shooting while pressing X button, the shots will be affected
       by releasing a waving style of current normal shots. (33%)
    
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    Tunnel Deep
    Weapon used: FC
    
    (***)Great strategy
     1. First pod is on the left:
        At the center, facing left, [L]FC 1x, quickly press X one short time
        to kill one jumping alien.
     2. Second pod is on the right:
        At the center, facing right, [R]FC 1x, quickly press X one short time.
     3. Third pod is on the left:
        At the center, facing left, [L]FC 1x, quickly press X one short time.
     4. Fourth pod is on the right:
        At the center, facing right, [R]FC 1x, quickly press X one short time.
     5. Fifth pod is on the left:
        At the center, facing left, [L]FC 1x, quickly press X one short time.
     6. First plant. The head is on the left:
        Get in front of it, aim a bit higher to its center, [L]FC 1x.
     7. Sixth pod is on the left:
        At the center, facing left, [L]FC 1x, quickly press X one short time.
     8. Seventh pod is on the right:
        At the center, facing right, [R]FC 1x, quickly press X one short time.
     9. Second plant. The head is on the right.
        Get in front of it, aim a bit higher to its center, [R]FC 1x.
    10. Third plant. The head is on the left:
        Get in front of it, aim a bit higher to its center, [L]FC 1x.
    11. Eight pod and ninth pod is on the same horizontal line.
        Facing right,[R]FC 1x, quickly go to left,press X to destroy the last pod.
        (48%)
    
    Note:
    *By pressing X button, your copter’s blade will cut through the enemies above
     you. You need to be at the right spot before executing this move because you
     are also vulnerable from side attack when doing this. That is why you should
     equip F or other weapons, and you will become almost invincible.
    *You can adjust the rotor slash power. The longer you press it the higher you
     can go.
    *For easy operation, use F or RF to destroy all enemies and use (X) rotor
     slash to eliminate the jumping aliens. [UR]RF or [UL]RF is useful to blast
     off those aliens.
    *You may want to dodge diagonally down right the jumping aliens which came
     from the right, and vise versa.
    *To destroy those plants from below, get under its head, a bit to its neck,
     then press X.
    
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    SUB BOSS 2
    VIRUS
    Weapon used: F and FC, or FC 28x
    
    1. Prepare FC. [UL]FC 1x  as soon as you gain control. Change into [UL]F and
       follow it to left, [U]F all the way to right. Eliminates the bubbles attack
       with your F by moving left and right.
    2. When it stops moving you can not shoot at it because it is now on the
       background. It will activate red and blue laser beam to clamp you like a
       chopstick from left and right. Be on the center area of the laser beams.
       When both of them are coming to you and get close enough, jump straight up.
       Repeat on the second turn.
    3. He is back. [U]F a few more seconds until its outer skin destroyed. Now for
       the real thing. Do not get too close as it will fall down to the ground
       once. Use [L]F a few seconds then change into [U]F and follow it to the
       direction you have chosen. When it stops moving, do not stand under it or
       else you will be puked out:
       a. Stand besides the puke [U]FC a couple of times. It will fall again to
          the ground for goods.
       b. Just before he pukes out, escape to a safe side, [UL]FC or [UR]FC to
          destroy it. (53%)
    
    Important Note:
    *It is possible to use only FC 28x to override the virus. Pay attention to the
     O (circle) sign on his forehead. It will glow for a second before releasing
     the bubbles attack. Just when it glows, hit the sign.
     It will automatically cancel the bubbles attack :)
    
    There is jungle out there. FC and F is a good combination for toasting some
    aliens. Move forward, lay down when you see 2 pods on the ground, FC 1x to
    destroy both of it. FC the other 2 hanging on the ceiling. Forward until you
    see some pods up and below. Keep forward until you can see 2 more pods on the
    ground, FC 1x to destroy both of it. Forward a little bit, lie down, FC 1x
    to destroy 2 more pods. Change into [U]F and toast 3 pods above you. Forward
    until the screen shows you one monster plant on the right side, [R]FC 1x,
    it is not dead yet, quickly approach one pod on the lower right, crouch, F it.
    Adjust your position a bit forward, [[UR]]FC 1x or [UR]HM 1x. (63%)
    Step on the second floating [R]F or FC 1x to destroy 1 pod. Jump right and
    [R]FC 1x to destroy 2 pods. Forward and lie down, FC 1x to destroy another
    2 pods. Change into [U]F and toast the last 3 pods above you (75%)
    Now you should see 4 (four) floating on the water. Prepare for HM. Jump to
    the third one. View the cut scene.
    [[UL]]HM continuously from the fourth floating to eliminate all the drop bombs
    (90%)
    
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    STAGE 4 BOSS
    SLAMMER
    Weapon used: FC 9x
    
    1. Still on the fourth floating, [U]FC 1x to its head when he jumps over you.
    2. He will always try to slam you dunk 3 times from below. You should watch
       carefully the bubbles coming up from below the water surface to let you
       know where the boss will show up. After, quickly jump to the safe float.
    3. He will swim to left and right. If then he disappears to the left, you need
       to move to the right/fourth floating, vise versa. By assuming the boss
       will be showing up from the left, place your feet close to the right edge
       of the floating (almost drop yourself to the water). Facing left and lie
       down. prepare [L]FC and shoot as soon as he appears from the left, [L]FC
       max 5x. You will need to jump over 2 floating, jump over again 2 floating.
       Things can be a little tricky since the boss will suck everything into his
       mouth. You may need to practice more.
    4. The boss will come again from the same side:
       a. Stay where you are. He will lower its head a little bit and up again.
          Now there is one floating standby on top of his head, so adjust
          your time and jump onto the floating above its head then quickly jump
          straight up and grasp the steel bar. Prepare FC.
    or b. Before he shows up again, jump to the most left or right floating
          depends on the direction where the boss just showed up. When he comes
          back you will be lifted up. Jump up to grasp the bar. Prepare FC.
    5. a. He will disappear to the right side and will jump high to get you
          from the right screen. [R]FC 1x, very quickly jump down to the floating
          below and once you land, [U]F to its head. (It is easier if you do not
          use [R]FC 1x since it is very dangerous)
    or b. For easy operation, quickly jump down to the floating, and then,
          when it  shows up from the right screen, [U]FC 1x to the head).
    6. The same process is repeating from no.2. Just go through the patterns and
       you will be doing well. (100%)
    
    CLEAR LEVEL: 100%
    CLEAR RANK : S/SS
    Average Time: minutes and seconds
    Best Time: minutes and seconds.
    Difficulty Setting: ***3/4 Expert
    
    !============================================================================!
    !Mission 5                        ARCHIPELAGO                                !
    !============================================================================!
    
    Move forward and blast the truck; [R]FC 1x or RF, quickly [R]GS, hit the
    approaching soldier/s. Approach the sacks and destroy it using [R]GS also
    destroy two grenade launcher behind the sacks.
    Continue to right where there is one enemy waiting on the right screen:
    a. [R]HM 1x or [R]GS while jumping forward to drag the right screen and
       destroy the soldier.
    b. or get close to the cliff, press right once to drop and hang on the cliff,
       shoot HM 1x. His bullet will not hit you. Press up-right on the top of the
       cliff to jump to the rock on the right. Jump again to the right cliff,
       press right to jump right automatically. Adjust your jump to the left edge
       of the cliff so the enemy below will not shoot. Use [R]HM 1x to destroy the
       grenade launcher on the lower right. (14%)
    
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    SUB BOSS 1
    SNAIL HUMPVEE
    Weapon used: FC and F or FC 20x – 22x
    
    1. Once it is awake, [R]FC 3x to the body. It will turn back side to face you.
       Quickly change into [R]F. Burn it.
    2.a. If it attacks with bubbles, keep your distance, [R]F, crouch. Let all the
         bubbles passing through. When it stops and the snail is transforming,
         jump onto the vehicle and then get down at the center screen.
    2.b. If it targeting missiles, continue with [R]F. When the target color
         becomes red, get ready to jump onto the truck, and then get down at the
         center screen.
    3. Repeat the pattern no.1. It should be over by now.
    4. If not finished yet, repeat pattern no.2 (the enemy is on the right side)
       (19%)
    
    (@@)
    (***)
    Be on the right side, prepare [R]F so when the screen starts to move,
    it will hit one shield soldier (20%). Do not stop moving forward. Jump up,
    hang on the ceiling and keep moving forward. Prepare GS. Do not stop moving
    forward on the ceiling. When keep moving (or when on the ceiling, use HM 1x
    to destroy the enemy below), you will automatically drop down.
    You will not get hit by his bullet. Instead, you will land behind him.
    Quickly GS the enemy and facing right, GS to one alien coming toward you.(21%)
    
    The first blade is just in front of you. Do not worry, pass it through
    without getting hurt. Leaving the first blades behind, do not stop shooting GS
    and do not stop running forward. Your GS will kill another alien approaching.
    Keep moving forward and the second blades will be pushed circle up and
    your GS will kill one alien approaching. Another blades ahead. Do not stop
    running forward!, [DR]GS to kill one alien and shoot/push the last blades.
    You will get through the trap safely and easily.
    
    Do not stop shooting [R]GS, keep moving forward. Soldiers are jumping out
    (super samurai?). Whenever there is a soldier trying to hit you, blast him
    through. Do not stop running forward.
    When you see one shield soldier, let your GS handle it.
    (~~)
    
    Jump up onto the highest platform [R]HM a couple of times to kill 3 soldiers
    coming out one after another from the upper right and at the same time some of
    the missiles will hit the cannon and some soldiers:
    a. Be on the right edge of the platform, [R]GS to destroy the cannon.
       Now get down and destroy the red door.
    b. Or else, Hold down [R]F and jump (or walk down) to the right side on good
       timing so your fire will eliminate some grenades from the cannon. When you
       land on the ground, go under the cannon, [U]F. Then destroy the red seal
       in front of you. (34%)
    
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    SUB BOSS 2
    LANCE MUTANT
    Weapon used: FC 34x
    
    He will attack you with some styles;
    1. When he hangs on the top center and starts to attacks you with some white
       spread light, quickly go to center screen (right under him), [U]FC, crouch,
       shoot [U]FC 5x.
    2. When he is on the upper left of right, charging for laser beam:
       a. If your position is right under him, [U]FC 4x, then star mobilizing
          yourself to escape the coming laser beams.
       b. If you are a bit far from him, [UL] or [UR]FC 4x, then prepare to jump
          to avoid those laser beams.
    3. When he is on the ground, charging for its circling boost attack:
       a. you may want to stay in front of him and keep a good close distance.
          [R]FC on every possible chance.
       b. quickly jumps behind him. Facing left, [R]F, crouch. This way you also
    need
          to jump up to avoid the circling boost coming from behind.
    
    Note: It takes +/- 3 seconds for Lance to release his first charge. You can
    jump in front of him to take position and then quickly jump again to his back
    and shoot him from there. Not too close please since he has the deadly
    summersault kick (Bison?). The second and the next charge take about 2 seconds
    to be fully charged.
    
    4. When he turns into a fireball:
        There are some good places to hang around to but it will also affected by
        the position where he turns into the fireball which is categorized as a
        random sight. You might want to give Lance [R]F for a few seconds
        However, you can try one of these
        a. Go to the left wall, use FC to hit him. [R]FC or [UR]FC works fine.
           Sometimes  you need to crouch, move a little bit and hang on to the left
           wall (to the lower part of the wall only –tap your left pad once- for
           a second in order to avoid the bouncing fireballs. If you are lucky, do
           not move and you will not get hit.
        b. Go to the right corner and do the same thing as above.
        c. Run to left and right looking for a safe place. Watch out for Lance’s
           bouncing direction (play snooker?).
    5. When he releases 6 circling laser beams surrounding you, just position
       yourself in between two of the laser beam. Just follow it circling around
       and use FC. It may help to lock movement when you want to direct your FC to
       Lance so you will not move and touch the laser beam. When you are at the
       top corner, and feel a bit difficult to aim for Lance; you can always use
       HM 2x, change into FC again. (43%)
    
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    SUB BOSS 3
    HEART ATTACK
    Weapon used: FC 7x
    
    1. Go to right, [U]FC 2x to destroy the alien pods.
       (Adjust your position so it will also hit the Heart. In between)
    2. Go to left, [U]FC 2x to destroy the left pods.
       (Adjust your position so it will also hit the Heart. In between.)
    3. Quickly, move to center. [U]FC 3x. Lie down F to left and right aliens.
    4. [U]FC 3x. The heart attack is over.
    5. If not, Lie down F to the aliens around. [U]F the heart to cure it once and
       for all.
    
    Note: When it is finished, the remaining aliens will not be able to hit you.
    (56%)
    
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    SUB BOSS 4
    DIG DUG WORM
    Weapon used: FC 19x
    
    1. It comes out from the upper right corner. [UR]FC 4x until it goes
       near the ground.
    2. [R]FC 8x until you are at the left corner. Jump right onto its body.
    3. [[DL]]FC 1x. Watch where you stand. (this is a bit difficult to perform)
    4. [L]FC 2x and [UL] 3x. Always aim for its head.
    5. [L]FC 1x while moving backward to the right. All will turn into dust.
    6. If it is still alive, jump left onto its body, move backward to left [R]FC
       until it is over.
    
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    SUB BOSS 5
    TWIN TUNNEL
    Weapon used: FC (Ground +/-12x and Top +/-21x)
    
    1. Quickly shoot the one on the ground [R]FC 2x, [UR]FC 1x, and  [R]FC 5x
       while moving backward to your left. Prepare to jump to right when it is
    rushing
       to get you.
    2. [UR]FC 2x to the one on the top. They both will be hiding.
    3. Once they show up again, [U]FC 6x and [UL]FC 1x to the top one.
       The ground one is ready to crash you again.
    4. You will be given two choices:
       a. Jump to left to avoid the crash. [R]FC 3x - 4x to destroy the ground
          one.
       b. Jump to left to avoid the crash. They both will hide. Once show up
          again, FC 3x – 4x to destroy the ground one.
    5. [U]FC and [UR}FC continuously to the top one.
       It will definitely put him into the eternal sleep.
    6. If he is still alive, he will then show up on the ground, releasing stars
       weapon attack. Get in front of him, [R/L]FC it a couple of times and it
       should be over.
    
    Note: Things may vary a little bit from what has been explained. But if you
          stick to the plan, it is that easy.
    
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    SUB BOSS 6
    CLIMBER CRUSHER
    Weapon used: FC 8x
    
    1. Go to right screen, close to the edge of screen (the second vertical line
       on the ground. Your right foot will be stepping on it). Prepare [UR]FC.
       As soon as it shows up (the other half still unseen on the right screen),
       [UR]FC 1x to its center. Move back (to the third vertical line), [UR]FC 1x
       to its center. It will reopen, move a bit to right (your foot almost at the
       second line) [UR]FC 2x. Prepare[UR]F.
    2. Fire on the alley. Once the ground and the ceiling come closer together,
       use [R]F to hit the center during your jump up to grasp on the ceiling,
       Prepare[R]FC. Wait until the fire has gone away. When it opens again,
       [R]FC 1x to the center while jumping down to the ground.
    3. Save and sound on the ground, [U]FC 3x its center/heart while keep
       following from left to right. That’s all it matters!
    
    4. If you miss some of your shots, the crusher will land on the left ground
       side. Quickly get in front of it, [UL]F or FC, DUCK. Wait until it opens up
       to release laser beam, burn it, then it is all your glory.
    5. Not yet finished? You got to be kidding! Oh well, then it will be speeding
       up to the left and right. You need to jump around just like in the donkey
       kong jumping over all the barrels. You can not hit him now. Wait until it
       opens up again. Take your chance and shoot. And the patterns will repeat
       itself.
    
    Note: You can actually avoid the fierce fire attack on the alley by quickly
    run to left side and jump to the right side. You just need a very good timing.
    
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    STAGE 5 BOSS
    M. ALIEN
    Weapon used: FC 22x to the head.
    
    1. Facing left, [[L]]FC 2x the left arm, Facing right [[R]]FC 2x the right
       arm. At the center, [D]FC 2x the head. (notice that the left and right eye
       get a slight damaged too)
    2. The head and the eyes will give attacks. While dodging the attacks, move to
       right, [D]FC 2x to the right arm, move to left, [D]FC 2x to the left arm,
       move to center, [D]FC 2x to the head.
    3. When the left arm makes its move, go to right, [D]FC 2x to the right arm.
       Then shoot [D]FC 5x (or [D]GS 20x) to the right eye.
    4. When the right arm moves, go to left and [D]FC 2x to the left arm.
       Then shoot [D]FC 5x (or [D]GS 20x) to the left eye.
    5. Go to center, [DL]FC 1x to the left arm ( one more FC to destroy it).
       [D]FC 2x to the head, [LR]FC 1x to the right arm (one more FC to destroy
       it).
    6. There will be attacks from the center, dodge to left. [DR]FC 1x to the
       head. Dodge to right [DL]FC 1x to the head. Move your way back to the
       center, [D]FC 13x to the head when the left and right arm move. You should
       have enough time to do this. (one more FC to destroy the head)
    7. [DL]FC 1x to the left arm and it will be destroyed. []FC 1x to the right
       arm wherever it is and it will be destroyed.
    8. FC 1x to the head. No chance to shoot you back.  (100%)
    
    Important Notes:
    *Do not destroy the eyes before you have shot the left and right arm with
     FC 7x. (1 more FC to destroy it)
    *Do not destroy the arms before you have shot the head with FC +/-17x
     (1 more FC to destroy it)
    *Destroy the eyes during your shots to the head.
    *Destroy the head only after you have already destroyed both of the arms.
    *When things go wrong, just remember to give priority to get the 100% Clear
     Level based on the Important Notes and the Insider.
    *
    
    (^^)
    1.
    
    Insider:
    *Left arm		needs FC 8x to be destroyed
    *Right arm 		needs FC 8x to be destroyed
    *Left eye		needs FC 9x or GS 30x to be destroyed
    *Right eye 		needs FC 9x or GS 30x to be destroyed
    *Head 		needs FC 22x to be destroyed
    
    CLEAR LEVEL: 100%
    CLEAR RANK :  S/SS
    Average Time: minutes and seconds
    Best Time: minutes and seconds.
    Difficulty Setting: ***** Immortal
    
    !============================================================================!
    !Mission 6                           ABYSS                                   !
    !============================================================================!
    
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    SUB BOSS 1
    ROBO COPTER
    Weapon used: FC 11x (may combined with F and or HM)
    
    First Sight
    1.If it starts attacking from the right, stand on the left, jump up to avoid
      the missiles. Prepare for [U]FC/F.
    2.The two arms will be side opened and spread electric waves that will block
      your way to further left and right. Do not touch the electric waves.
      [U]FC 5x to the arms, change into [U]F and keep firing those arms and to
      blast of those annoying missiles..[[U]]F wave the F will help.
    
    Note: Using [U]HM continuously will give you a safer place to stand on.
    
    Second Meeting
    After the arms have been destroyed, the copter will then transform to a robo
    fighter.
    3.First appearance is from the left screen. [UL]FC 2x. Change into [L]F.
      Be careful of the electric shock on the floor. While locking [L]F, jump up
      to avoid the shock and at the same time you will hit the core (cockpit).
      Do that 3 continuous times. After, it will do its crazy move by
      jumping to upper right side, so watch out.
    
    4.Coming in from the left. It will attack you from the right. Lie down near
      the cockpit area, [R]F a few seconds.
    
    5.Move back to the center haul, it is coming out from the left and will make
      a pose on the right screen. When it transform to a robo, aim for its
      cockpit. [UR]FC 2x If you are fast enough, it should be blown out to pieces
      by now.
    6.If not yet finished, repeat from no.3.
    
    (^^)
    Stand on top of the cockpit on the farthest right side, down the curve line
    of the cockpit. (pass through the red light, close to fall down)
    3. First appearance is from the left screen.
       Facing left, [L]FC, quickly jump up, release FC 2x to the cockpit.
       When jumping up to avoid the electric ball running on the ground, FC 1x
       to the cockpit. Jump up again, FC 1x, change to RF, jump and shoot at it.
    
    4. Coming in from the left. It will attack you from the right. Lie down near
       the cockpit area, [R]F a few seconds.
    
    5. It will show up from the left and will stop to pose on the right screen,
       facing to the right. Use [UL]FC 2x directly to his cockpit. Easy aiming.
       Easier to do is [UL]F a few second. It will do the crazy kicking, so,
       it might be a good idea to crouch for safety reason.
    
    6. If not yet destroyed, repeat from no.3
    
    Some strange energy field will suck you in and your ship into the abyss.
    Here you have to fight 4 different mutant-bosses before you got a chance to
    meet face to face with the Ancient Relic.
    
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    STAGE 6 BOSS 1
    SILVER SURFER
    Weapon used: FC
    
    1. When she is at the center, [UR]FC 2x.
    2. When she launches (2)fire balls, you should be able to []FC 3x – 4x while
       walking backward. Then jump over the fire balls.
    3. When she is at the upper left, [UR]FC 1x then prepare to avoid her pierce
       attack by jump backward. If your jump timing is correct then you can give
       her another [UR]FC 1x.
    4. If she is back to the center, quickly FC 1x, jump to avoid and quickly
       another FC 1x.
    5. When she throws you again the fireballs. You know the drill right.
       It should be that easy.
    
    Note:
    *when avoiding the fireballs, it is better you are not at the center.
    Try to shoot as close as you can while keep walking back slowly but do not
    reach to the corner. This will give you a better space to jump backward.
    
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    STAGE 6 BOSS 2
    FROGGY
    Weapon used: FC and F
    
    1. [UR]F for a few seconds to the froggy in front of you until he left.
    2. When he shows up from the right screen, [R]FC 3x – 4x. Keep a safe distance
       because he will spit out some deadly poison fog.
    3. After, quickly jump forward; get close to him, [UR]F, crouch. Keep shooting.
       Sometimes you will get hit on his third spit, so it is advised to
       lie down before him during his third spit. If everything run smoothly,
       then the froggy will be completely toasted by now.
    
    4. If not finished yet, he will show up from the left or right side doing
       superman thing; flying from side to side. Use FC quickly to wherever he
       came from. Then quickly lie down or crouch or jump to avoid crashing.
    5. The pattern will then keep repeating from no. 2.
    
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    STAGE 6 BOSS 3
    JELLYFLY
    Weapon used: RF for easy operation
    
    1. The space is clear and free of mushrooms. It is best to use [U]RF/FC
       to follow its movement from side to side.
    2. When some mushrooms have spread out decorating your screen, use [UR]RF
       or [UL]RF to keep things tidy while keep moving from side to side shooting
       at it.
    3. When it goes diving to your feet from side to side, clear some mushroom so
       you can jump safely while avoiding its diving.
    
    Note:
    *You should clean some mushrooms of the area before it starts to dive
     otherwise it would be too late.
    
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    STAGE 6 BOSS 4
    AMOEBA
    Weapon used: RF (for easy operation and the only one that fit for this mission)
    
    1. It is very simple and very easy. Go to the left corner, facing right,
       [UR]RF,crouch. That is all you have to do in order to defeat this
       (surprisingly very hard to beat on the first meeting- boss. Yes, that is
    true.
       It will grow your stress hair rapidly if you choose the wrong weapon and
       the wrong way. I use FC all the time, I disposed almost 30lives and
       still loosing) Do not panic when it attacks you with star-shape missiles.
       Just hold tight your position and you will soon be the winner.
    
    (^^)
    1.
    
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    STAGE 6 FINAL BOSS
    THE CORE
    Weapon used: GS for a few seconds
    
    1.Quickly approach the core, adjust your distance, [UR]GS for about 10 seconds.
    Yeah, you should be happy that everything is over now, or not.
    
    Note:
    *Sometimes it tries to fight back by sending its -mini fish like- troops.
     If things got worst, go to the left corner [[]]F and wave your flame
     to those uninvited.
    
    CLEAR LEVEL: 100%
    CLEAR RANK :  S/SS
    Average Time: minutes and seconds
    Best Time: minutes and seconds.
    Difficulty Setting: ****1/2 Above Expert/Hardcore
    
    !============================================================================!
    !Mission 7                        FINAL BOSS                                 !
    !============================================================================!
    
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    FINAL BOSS BATTLE
    ---
    Weapon used: RF for easy operation
    
    This boss owns unique attack powers. He is about to make you disappear from
    this world? by executing its Bouncing Fireballs and Charging Fireballs.
    1. When he is sending you the Bouncing Fireballs you should:
       a. Quickly stand or crouch at the center of the haul. [UR]RF, keep firing and
          do not move. The first bouncing balls will get pass you without touching
          you.
       b. The second bouncing ball is coming, you should crouch or lie down in
          the position near the “back wing” of your ship while keep firing [UR]RF.
       c. The third one and the last of its pattern. To dodge this, position
          yourself a little bit left to the previous position. Keep firing [UR]RF.
    
    Note:
    *It is better to crouch.
    
    2. When he is executing Charging Fireballs:
       He will charge toward you. Keep aiming and firing [UR]RF while walking
       backward to the left. When he stops, [R]RF and keep firing while keep
       moving backward to the left corner above the red light. His head will be
       the traffic lights to release either the horizontal fireballs (which will
       disappear on the left screen) or the diagonal fireballs (which is aiming to
       the red light on top of the ship above the cockpit). Usually, for the first
       time, he will give you  diagonal fireballs. There are a few options of what
       should be happening:
       a.1. If it turns out to be horizontal fireballs, jump to the right and
            sneak in between the fireball no.2 and no.3 while keep firing.
            Believe me it is easy to do it. Quickly jump forward again while keep
            shooting. You should land close to the boss, keep firing.
       a.2. After you sneak in between the fireball no. 2 and no. 3, lie down
            to avoid other fireballs and for safety reason.
       a.3. Just lie down yourself to avoid all those horizontal fireballs, but
            you will miss a chance to shoot the final boss. Not to mention you
            will miss all the fun.
       b. If it turns out to be diagonal fireballs, jump a little bit to the
          right and land in between the explosion no.2 and no.3.
          Believe me, it is easy to perform.
    3. He will be back to the starting position at the upper right screen. Repeat
       pattern no.1. The second time he is going to spit out fireballs, the
       possibility is becoming horizontal fireballs.
    4. He will be charging again.
    5. After charging, on the way to the upper right screen for the second time,
       the boss is damaged badly and sent over to the deep space.
    
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    *                              FINAL BOSS (^^)                               *
    ******************************************************************************
    
    (^^) Alternatively you can use different strategy for no. 1.
    Bouncing Fireballs: The Peaceful Path
    a. Be on the left side, one of your feet should be positioned a bit left pass
       the red light. The first one should not touch you.
    b. Be still. The second one will not hit you either.
    c. Move to the right as far as to the center of the wings, but a little bit to
       the right of the center. It is better to crouch. The third wave will not
       touch you. Cheers.
    
    (^^) Alternatively you can use different strategy for no. 2.
    Bouncing Fireballs: Circus Charlie
    *Keep shooting[UR]RF. Notice that it is actually a pair of bouncing fireballs?
    What you need is the courage to get inside that bouncing fireballs and get
    out alive. Adjust your position so that while you are walking to the right,
    the first pair of the bouncing will overpass you because it moves faster.
    Now, the trick is to stay inside the bouncing sequence for a snap second and
    get out alive to the left side when the second pair has just bounced up
    the floor making specific curves that will allow your height to get pass to
    the left side. You need practice in order to master this trick.
    
    (^^) Alternatively you can use different strategy for no. 3.
    Charging Fireballs: Brave Hearts
    a. When he is charging toward you, you should be in your position to lie down
       under his belly button. (see position 1.c. for the bouncing fireballs) Do
       not crouch. You can charge HM from your position.
    b. It is not always a safe place to lie down under the alien’s belly button.
       If he fires diagonally, it is a sure thing you will turn into a barbeque
       sausage. Just pray that you are now at the right spot, and jump straight up
       in a very good timing. If yes, you should be able to avoid the barbeque
       fork and land in between the explosions. (On the contrary, if he throws
       horizontal fireballs then nothing to worry about)
    
    CLEAR LEVEL: 100%
    CLEAR RANK :  S/SS
    Average Time: minutes and seconds
    Best Time: minutes and seconds.
    Difficulty Setting: ***1/2 Above Average
    
    
    !============================================================================!
    !============================================================================!
    !                                 CONGRATULATIONS                            !
    !     You have just won the Final Battle and save our world once again       !
    !                                 from the aliens                            !
    !============================================================================!
    !============================================================================!
    
    Extra event:
    The final boss is spelling out his last words. He will jump out from nowhere
    and captured the ship with both arms and use it as a ride.(I think he wants to
    apologize and ask for a free ride to go home). The Clear Level percentage is
    already at 100%. Shooting at him or not will not affecting the total %.
    
    CLEAR LEVEL: 100%
    CLEAR RANK :  S/SS
    Average Time: minutes and seconds?
    Best Time: minutes and seconds?
    Difficulty Setting: None
    
    I say, "you earn all the triumphant welcome you can get".
    
    
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    VIII.                               Prevail
    I. Secrets
    1. Default Player increase
       After playing for several hours (more than 3 hours), I got one announcement
       when the game is over. It says "Default Player Increase".
    
    II.Glitch
    1. Stage 5 sub boss 6: Climber Crusher.
       What glitch: You will have to fight Twin! Climber Crusher.
       How: Beat both the Twin Tunnel precisely at the same time.
       (stage 5 sub boss 5) (2 players’ mode)
       End Result: You will get additional 5% added to your Clear Level
       percentage, making it 105% as a total achievement instead of 100%.
    
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    IX.                                 Precept
    1. Q: How long will it take to beat this game?
       A: It takes approximately 45minutes for average players, less than an hour
          for average beginner, more than an hour for beginner and less than
          45minutes for above average or expert.
    
    2. Q: How can I contact the author?
       A: Whether you have some useful info or need to ask something about contra
          or need to ask me if you want to put this walkthrough on your website,
          please do not hesitate to ring a bell to overzeniths@gmail.com
          If you want to read my other FAQs and get something to share. You are
          most welcome.
    
    3. Q: How exactly to unlock Default Player Increase? Is it affected by the
          Duration, Clear Rank? or Clear Level?
       A:
    
    4. Q: What should I do when I find out or an illegal copy of this FAQ?
       A: This contra FAQ is distributed freely and secretly in the name of trust
          among contra agents. If some good citizens found it and ask nicely for
          permission, there is a good chance they will be released from the
          eternal penalty. In other case, please reply to us immediately all
          suspicious movements, and when we catch some dirty hairy! trying to
          getaway to vice city, then it is more likely that you will not hear
          anymore from them as if they are already wiped out of this planet since
          they will be end up spending their rest of life as a shooting target
          at our secret base. Mua ha ha ha ha… ……ehmm.
    
    5. Q: What is the most useful weapon on this game?
       A: You will almost be able to clear this game with only one weapon.
          The easiest way is to use FC because of its absolute power and very good
          range. One exception is for the Amoeba sub boss. You will need to use RF
          to save your life. On the other hand, you can finish the game without
    using
          Spread (RF charge)weapon at all.
    
    6. Q: Should there be any contra tournament?
       A: Maybe they should or somebody should bring this up.
    
    
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    X.                                  Precious
    
    This section is where I pay my respects to all of you, good people who had
    given such a huge contributions to the very existence of this beautiful game.
    1. Such a great game speaks for itself.
    2. Thanks a lot to KONAMI & Konami Computer Entertainment Tookyoo for their
       hard working on producing a very exciting and most challenging
       deep-fast-thrilling action game. We are being spoiled by you.
       I cannot wait for the sequel. :)~
    3. To C_Jay_C at gamefaqs.com who helped me through during my first FAQ–Tales
       of Destiny 2 Mini games- There would be the second and there will be the
       next. Thanks a million to the C~oo~l C_Jay_C.
    4. Thanks to IGN.com for accepting my first walkthrough and to Stephen Ng
       of Ignfaqs who always give support to my contra FAQ.
    5. Thanks to Neoseeker.com for accepting my Contra walkthrough.
       You have been very helpful to me.
    6. I read one of the contra walkthrough at gamefaqs.com tried to find out
       how to beat the stage 6 sub boss (Amoeba), but I forgot who is
       the author :)~
    7. To everyone who have played contra with me and shared their stress.
    8. To everyone who is still playing contra.
    9. Please insert coins.
    
    "It is my ultimate dream"
    -Philip Beale-
    
    Game tokens in arcade machine,
    Great games are my best friend.